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CSEC results leave Sonako Jacas with sense of pride and joy

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:

Being acknowledged for academic excellence is nothing new for 17-year-old Sonako Jacas of the Bishop Gibson High School, but each time she exceeds her own expectations, she experiences a whole new sense of pride and joy.

"From primary school, coming right up, I've always managed to be at the top of my class, and though I wasn't sure what the CSEC passes would be, I worked hard at attaining good passes," Jacas told The Gleaner.

She continued: "I was at the computer from about 10 p.m. trying to log on, and it wasn't until 5:30 this morning that I realised I had passed all subjects with distinction ... . Mommy cried for about an hour as it was just as much her success as it was mine."

Through frustrating study periods, Jacas had many sleepless nights and jam-packed days, but the work done resulted in grades ones for mathematics, English Language, English Literature, French, information technology, biology, physics and chemistry.

"My mommy was there with me right throughout; days when I felt like giving up because concepts I needed to grasp became difficult, she motivated me and told me to push through ... I think my success is as a result of being able to apply myself," said Jacas.

Currently completing the application process for her sixth form studies, the aspiring obstetrician is looking forward to the work that awaits her.